220 handguns - 1 Running head WOULD THE PUBLIC BE SAFER IF HANDGUNS WERE BANNED Would The Public Be Safer If Handguns Were Banned Sara E Harris

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1 Running head: WOULD THE PUBLIC BE SAFER IF HANDGUNS WERE BANNED? Would The Public Be Safer If Handguns Were Banned? Sara E Harris University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 54701
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2 WOULD THE PUBLIC BE SAFER IF HANDGUNS WERE BANNED? Abstract Possibly one of the hottest controversy in politics today revolve around gun control. This topic has become magnified in the last 10 years dividing many passionate people to one side of the other. The question imposed is, “Would the public be safer if handguns were banned?” There are certainly arguments to both positions that support why or why not this proposal should be put into, or kept out of action. The results of places where the elimination of handguns and other automatic rifles has been a success or a failure. It will also include different variables of why or why not gun control was, or could be successful. Along with individuals stories it will include my own opinion on this subject. The Second Amendment of the Constitution reads, "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"[The71]. This article lies at the heart of the issue if handguns should be banned in The United States. This question does not only confine in the U.S., it has been posed and pondered all over the world for many centuries. This matter is deep rooted in our history and cannot be fixed with a simple solution to compromise everyone’s wishes. The laws on this topic change all around the world, but yet we still cannot come to agreement what works best, or what is in our best interest. Posed with the question, “Would the public be safer if handguns were banned?” Does not include only two sides of yes it would, or no it would not. This is a very complicated question that entitles millions of different opinions. The millions of different opinions arise from the inconsistent legislation around this nation. The permits, laws, and regulations change according to the state that one resides, or the gun one owns. When specifically talking about handguns it becomes very complex. Each state has its own distinct set of handgun laws. There are four main specific groups that each of the states fall into, ranging from; shall issue, may issue, unrestricted, and a right denied area. The largest controversy that gun control advocates deal with is shall issue states. A shall right state is the weakest form that does not include a permit, license, or registration to obtain a handgun
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3 WOULD THE PUBLIC BE SAFER IF HANDGUNS WERE BANNED? [LAW15]. A popular opinion includes not the extinction of access to handguns, but instead making the screening and background checks much more intensive, and putting a larger stress on the mental, physical, and spiritual state of a person.
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